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Threatened fauna species habitat

Key Finding

Threatened fauna habitat loss is ongoing in Queensland.

Queensland

Pre-clearing habitat extent for 176 currently threatened fauna species was modelled for Queensland. Prior to land clearing, habitat was widespread in Queensland for:

  • 49 threatened bird species
  • 41 threatened mammal species
  • 43 threatened reptile species
  • 32 threatened amphibian species
  • 11 threatened invertebrate species.

Prior to land clearing, the largest extent of pre-clearing habitat for threatened birds and mammals was found in the Brigalow Belt and Channel Country bioregions. Pre-clearing habitat for threatened amphibians was most extensive in the South East Queensland and Wet Tropics bioregions, while pre-clearing habitat for threatened reptiles and invertebrates was most extensive in the Brigalow Belt and South East Queensland bioregions.

Although most habitat loss for Queensland’s threatened fauna occurred prior to 1997, habitat loss for all fauna groups remains ongoing.

  • Large areas of pre-clear habitat for threatened fauna remain uncleared across Queensland, particularly for threatened birds (76%), mammals (79%) and amphibians (71%).
  • Almost half (47%) of the habitat for threatened reptiles and 62% of habitat for threatened invertebrates had been cleared by 2017.

Land clearing in Queensland between 1997 and 2017 was primarily for pasture development.

It should be noted that while some threatened fauna species may be able to utilise non-remnant vegetation, threatening processes such as habitat degradation, loss of habitat connectivity, disease, predation, invasive species, grazing and inappropriate fire management place significant additional pressure on threatened fauna in both remnant and non-remnant habitat.

Brigalow Belt

Pre-clearing habitat extent for 90 currently threatened fauna species was modelled for the Brigalow Belt (BRB) bioregion. Prior to land clearing, BRB provided habitat for:

  • 31 threatened bird species
  • 21 threatened mammal species
  • 17 threatened reptile species
  • 15 threatened amphibian species
  • 6 threatened invertebrate species.

The trend in fauna habitat extent between 1997 and 2017 in BRB is one of ongoing loss of habitat for all threatened fauna groups.

  • By 2017, more than half the pre-clearing habitat for threatened birds (59%), reptiles (57%) and invertebrates (68%) had been cleared.
  • Habitat for threatened mammals was reduced to almost half of its pre-clear extent (55%).
  • Threatened amphibian habitat remained largely uncleared (93%) by 2017.

BRB land clearing between 1997 and 2017 was primarily for pasture development.

It should be noted that some threatened fauna species may be able to utilise non-remnant vegetation and that threatening processes such as habitat degradation, loss of habitat connectivity, disease, predation, invasive species, grazing and inappropriate fire management place significant additional pressure on threatened fauna in both remnant and non-remnant habitat.

Cape York Peninsula

Pre-clearing habitat extent for 59 currently threatened fauna species was modelled for the Cape York (CYP) bioregion. Prior to land clearing, CYP provided habitat for:

  • 23 threatened bird species
  • 8 threatened mammal species
  • 12 threatened reptile species
  • 13 threatened amphibian species
  • 3 threatened invertebrate species.

The trend in fauna habitat extent between 1997 and 2017 in CYP is one of ongoing loss of habitat for threatened birds, mammals, reptiles and invertebrates.

  • There was no loss of threatened amphibian habitat between 2015 and 2017.

As at 2017, more than 99% of pre-clearing habitat for threatened birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates remained uncleared in CYP.

CYP land clearing between 1997 and 2017 was primarily for mining and pasture development.

It should be noted that some threatened fauna species may be able to utilise non-remnant vegetation and that threatening processes such as habitat degradation, loss of habitat connectivity, disease, predation, invasive species, grazing and inappropriate fire management place significant additional pressure on threatened fauna in both remnant and non-remnant habitat.

Central Queensland Coast

Pre-clearing habitat extent for 43 currently threatened fauna species was modelled for the Central Queensland Coast (CQC) bioregion. Prior to land clearing, CQC provided habitat for:

  • 22 threatened bird species
  • 10 threatened mammal species
  • 7 threatened reptile species
  • 3 threatened amphibian species
  • 1 threatened invertebrate species.

The trend in fauna habitat extent between 1997 and 2017 in CQC is one of ongoing loss of habitat for all fauna groups.

  • By 2017, more than one-third (37%) of the CQC pre-clearing habitat for threatened birds had been cleared.
  • 31% of habitat for both threatened reptiles and threatened invertebrates was cleared prior to 2017.
  • 18% of habitat for threatened mammals was cleared by 2017.
  • Threatened amphibian habitat remained largely uncleared (92%) by 2017.

CQC land clearing between 1997 and 2017 was primarily for pasture development.

It should be noted that some threatened fauna species may be able to utilise non-remnant vegetation and that threatening processes such as habitat degradation, loss of habitat connectivity, disease, predation, invasive species, grazing and inappropriate fire management place significant additional pressure on threatened fauna in both remnant and non-remnant habitat.

Channel Country

Pre-clearing habitat extent for 23 currently threatened fauna species was modelled for the Channel Country (CHC) bioregion. Prior to land clearing, CHC provided habitat for:

  • 12 threatened bird species
  • 10 threatened mammal species
  • 1 threatened reptile species.

The trend in fauna habitat extent between 1997 and 2017 in CHC is one of ongoing loss for all fauna groups.

  • 2% of the pre-clearing habitat for threatened reptiles had been cleared by 2017.
  • Almost all (>99%) pre-clearing habitat for threatened birds and mammals remained uncleared by 2017.

CHC land clearing between 1997 and 2017 was primarily for pasture development.

It should be noted that some threatened fauna species may be able to utilise non-remnant vegetation and that threatening processes such as habitat degradation, loss of habitat connectivity, disease, predation, invasive species, grazing and inappropriate fire management place significant additional pressure on threatened fauna in both remnant and non-remnant habitat.

Desert Uplands

Pre-clearing habitat extent for 21 currently threatened fauna species was modelled for the Desert Uplands (DEU) bioregion. Prior to land clearing, DEU provided habitat for:

  • 8 threatened bird species
  • 6 threatened mammal species
  • 7 threatened reptile species.

The trend in fauna habitat extent between 1997 and 2017 in DEU is one of ongoing loss of habitat for all threatened fauna groups.

  • A majority of pre-clearing habitat in DEU for threatened birds (85%), reptiles (84%) and mammals (68%) remained uncleared in 2017.

DEU land clearing between 1997 and 2017 was primarily for pasture development.

It should be noted that some threatened fauna species may be able to utilise non-remnant vegetation and that threatening processes such as habitat degradation, loss of habitat connectivity, disease, predation, invasive species, grazing and inappropriate fire management place significant additional pressure on threatened fauna in both remnant and non-remnant habitat.

Einasleigh Uplands

Pre-clearing habitat extent for 72 currently threatened fauna species was modelled for the Einasleigh Uplands (EIU) bioregion. Prior to land clearing, EIU provided habitat for:

  • 25 threatened bird species
  • 18 threatened mammal species
  • 14 threatened reptile species
  • 15 threatened amphibian species.

The trend in fauna habitat extent between 1997 and 2017 in EIU is one of ongoing loss of habitat for all threatened fauna groups.

  • At least 96% of pre-clearing habitat for threatened birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians remained uncleared in 2017.

EIU land clearing between 1997 and 2017 was primarily for pasture development.

It should be noted that some threatened fauna species may be able to utilise non-remnant vegetation and that threatening processes such as habitat degradation, loss of habitat connectivity, disease, predation, invasive species, grazing and inappropriate fire management place significant additional pressure on threatened fauna in both remnant and non-remnant habitat.

Gulf Plains

Pre-clearing habitat extent for 39 currently threatened fauna species was modelled for the Gulf Plains (GUP) bioregion. Prior to land clearing, GUP provided habitat for:

  • 21 threatened bird species
  • 9 threatened mammal species
  • 8 threatened reptile species
  • 1 threatened invertebrate species.

The trend in fauna habitat extent between 1997 and 2017 in GUP is one of ongoing habitat loss of threatened birds, mammals and reptiles.

  • At least 98% of pre-clearing habitat for threatened birds, mammals, reptiles remained intact in 2017.
  • Habitat loss for threatened reptiles has been minimal since 2005.
  • No threatened invertebrate habitat had been lost by 2017.

GUP land clearing between 1997 and 2017 was primarily for pasture development.

It should be noted that some threatened fauna species may be able to utilise non-remnant vegetation and that threatening processes such as habitat degradation, loss of habitat connectivity, disease, predation, invasive species, grazing and inappropriate fire management place significant additional pressure on threatened fauna in both remnant and non-remnant habitat.

Mitchell Grass Downs

Pre-clearing habitat extent for 34 currently threatened fauna species was modelled for the Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD) bioregion. Prior to land clearing, MGD provided habitat for:

  • 16 threatened bird species
  • 13 threatened mammal species
  • 5 threatened reptile species.

The trend in fauna habitat extent between 1997 and 2017 in MGD is one of ongoing loss of habitat for all threatened fauna groups.

  • Most of the pre-clearing habitat for threatened birds (97%) and mammals (98%) remained uncleared by 2017.
  • More than half (52%) of the pre-clearing habitat for threatened reptiles was cleared by 2017.

MGD land clearing between 1997 and 2017 was primarily for pasture development.

It should be noted that some threatened fauna species may be able to utilise non-remnant vegetation and that threatening processes such as habitat degradation, loss of habitat connectivity, disease, predation, invasive species, grazing and inappropriate fire management place significant additional pressure on threatened fauna in both remnant and non-remnant habitat.

Mulga Lands

Pre-clearing habitat extent for 22 currently threatened fauna species was modelled for the Mulga Lands (MUL) bioregion. Prior to land clearing, MUL provided habitat for:

  • 9 threatened bird species
  • 7 threatened mammal species
  • 6 threatened reptile species.

The trend in fauna habitat extent between 1997 and 2017 in MUL is one of ongoing loss of habitat for threatened birds, mammals and reptiles.

  • A majority of the pre-clearing habitat for threatened mammals (81%) and birds (75%) in MUL was remnant vegetation in 2017.
  • More than half (59%) of the pre-clearing habitat for threatened reptiles had been cleared by 2017.

MUL land clearing between 1997 and 2017 was primarily for pasture development.

It should be noted that some threatened fauna species may be able to utilise non-remnant vegetation and that threatening processes such as habitat degradation, loss of habitat connectivity, disease, predation, invasive species, grazing and inappropriate fire management place significant additional pressure on threatened fauna in both remnant and non-remnant habitat.

New England Tableland

Pre-clearing habitat extent for 33 currently threatened fauna species was modelled for the New England Tableland (NET) bioregion. Prior to land clearing, NET provided habitat for:

  • 13 threatened bird species
  • 8 threatened mammal species
  • 5 threatened reptile species
  • 4 threatened amphibian species
  • 3 threatened invertebrate species.

The trend in fauna habitat extent between 1997 and 2017 in NET is one of ongoing loss of habitat for all threatened fauna groups.

  • Almost two-thirds of the pre-clearing habitat for threatened birds (64%), mammals (64%), reptiles (65%) and invertebrates (60%) was cleared by 2017.
  • 69% of threatened amphibian habitat remained in 2017, with minimal clearing occurring since 2007.

NET land clearing between 1997 and 2017 was primarily for pasture development.

It should be noted that some threatened fauna species may be able to utilise non-remnant vegetation and that threatening processes such as habitat degradation, loss of habitat connectivity, disease, predation, invasive species, grazing and inappropriate fire management place significant additional pressure on threatened fauna in both remnant and non-remnant habitat.

Northwest Highlands

Pre-clearing habitat extent for 20 currently threatened fauna species was modelled for the North West Highlands (NWH) bioregion. Prior to land clearing, NWH provided habitat for:

  • 13 threatened bird species
  • 6 threatened mammal species
  • 1 threatened reptile species.

The trend in fauna habitat extent between 1997 and 2017 in NWH is one of ongoing loss for threatened birds and mammals.

  • The majority of habitat (≥99%) for threatened birds and mammals remained uncleared by 2017.
  • Threatened reptile habitat remained uncleared by 2017.

NWH land clearing between 1997 and 2017 was primarily for pasture development.

It should be noted that some threatened fauna species may be able to utilise non-remnant vegetation and that threatening processes such as habitat degradation, loss of habitat connectivity, disease, predation, invasive species, grazing and inappropriate fire management place significant additional pressure on threatened fauna in both remnant and non-remnant habitat.

Southeast Queensland

Pre-clearing habitat extent for 70 currently threatened fauna species was modelled for the South East Queensland (SEQ) bioregion. Prior to land clearing, SEQ provided habitat for:

  • 30 threatened bird species
  • 13 threatened mammal species
  • 11 threatened reptile species
  • 10 threatened amphibian species
  • 6 threatened invertebrate species.

Remapping to 1:25,000 scale using Lidar tree height data for 2 SEQ local government areas has detected the recovery of 9,405 hectares of previously disturbed vegetation to remnant status in the period to 2015. Despite these additions, all threatened fauna groups in SEQ continued to experience ongoing habitat loss between 1997 and 2017.

  • More than half of the pre-clearing habitat for threatened birds (56%), mammals (55%) and reptiles (55%) was cleared by 2017.
  • 50% of threatened invertebrate habitat and 45% of threatened amphibian habitat was cleared by 2017.

SEQ land clearing between 1997 and 2017 was primarily for pasture development and forestry.

It should be noted that some threatened fauna species may be able to utilise non-remnant vegetation and that threatening processes such as habitat degradation, loss of habitat connectivity, disease, predation, invasive species, grazing and inappropriate fire management place significant additional pressure on threatened fauna in both remnant and non-remnant habitat.

Wet Tropics

Pre-clearing habitat extent for 68 currently threatened fauna species was modelled for the Wet Tropics (WET) bioregion. Prior to land clearing, WET provided habitat for:

  • 22 threatened bird species
  • 17 threatened mammal species
  • 12 threatened reptile species
  • 16 threatened amphibian species
  • 1 threatened invertebrate species.

The trend in fauna habitat extent between 1997 and 2017 in WET is one of ongoing loss of habitat for threatened birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

  • One-quarter of habitat for threatened birds (25%) and 19% of habitat for threatened mammals was cleared by 2017.
  • More than one-third (37%) of habitat for threatened invertebrates was cleared prior to 1997, however no habitat loss has occurred since that time.
  • Habitat for threatened reptiles and amphibians remained largely uncleared (>80%) by 2017.

WET land clearing between 1997 and 2017 was primarily for forestry and pasture development.

It should be noted that some threatened fauna species may be able to utilise non-remnant vegetation and that threatening processes such as habitat degradation, loss of habitat connectivity, disease, predation, invasive species, grazing and inappropriate fire management place significant additional pressure on threatened fauna in both remnant and non-remnant habitat.

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Relevant Sustainable Development Goals’ targets

  • GOAL 15: LIFE ON LAND

Area of Queensland pre-clear threatened fauna habitat and 2017 remnant habitat by species group

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Fauna GroupPre-clearRemnant
Birds94,337,00571,432,305
Mammals46,509,51436,539,602
Reptiles43,596,68823,012,986
Amphibians3,866,6472,747,292
Invertebrates5,911,0382,255,050

Proportion of Queensland pre-clear threatened fauna habitat that is remnant and non-remnant habitat, 2017

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Fauna GroupRemnantNon-remnant
Birds71,432,30522,904,700
Mammals36,539,6029,969,912
Reptiles23,012,98620,583,702
Amphibians2,747,2921,119,355
Invertebrates2,255,0503,655,988

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Trend in threatened birds habitat

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YearHabitat (hectares)
199773,436,773
199972,962,206
200072,673,757
200172,556,987
200372,163,998
200571,950,767
200671,800,369
200771,737,771
200971,686,434
201171,663,097
201371,613,392
201571,540,013
201771,432,305

Proportion of pre-clear threatened birds habitat by bioregion

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RegionPre-clear
Brigalow Belt24,938,817
Channel Country15,734,468
Central Queensland Coast1,139,871
Cape York Peninsula6,942,376
Desert Uplands2,874,508
Gulf Plains4,254,902
Einasleigh Uplands6,148,857
Mitchell Grass Downs8,460,636
Mulga Lands10,020,141
New England Tableland770,845
Northwest Highlands5,395,758
Southeast Queensland5,834,913
Wet Tropics1,820,911

Trend in threatened mammals habitat

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YearHabitat (hectares)
199737,264,770
199937,067,138
200036,951,503
200136,914,832
200336,800,769
200536,719,339
200636,676,586
200736,652,849
200936,634,230
201136,623,836
201336,607,659
201536,583,984
201736,539,602

Proportion of pre-clear threatened mammals habitat by bioregion

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RegionPre-clear
Brigalow Belt12,038,475
Channel Country7,176,188
Central Queensland Coast861,609
Cape York Peninsula2,508,412
Desert Uplands592,594
Gulf Plains1,493,173
Einasleigh Uplands1,825,887
Mitchell Grass Downs6,771,211
Mulga Lands1,508,532
New England Tableland771,066
Northwest Highlands4,138,294
Southeast Queensland5,285,455
Wet Tropics1,538,618

Trend in threatened reptiles habitat

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YearHabitat (hectares)
199725,005,295
199924,510,352
200024,140,930
200124,020,574
200323,675,014
200523,430,240
200623,290,474
200723,236,794
200923,192,366
201123,171,851
201323,139,180
201523,078,131
201723,012,986

Proportion of pre-clear threatened reptiles habitat by bioregion

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RegionPre-clear
Brigalow Belt22,874,294
Channel Country14,961
Central Queensland Coast1,421,575
Cape York Peninsula1,961,574
Desert Uplands741,759
Gulf Plains709,044
Einasleigh Uplands2,963,375
Mitchell Grass Downs90,690
Mulga Lands4,788,531
New England Tableland645,744
Northwest Highlands344
Southeast Queensland5,685,930
Wet Tropics1,698,867

Trend in threatened amphibians habitat

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19972,758,454
19992,755,110
20002,752,792
20012,751,413
20032,748,360
20052,745,935
20062,744,970
20072,743,851
20092,742,264
20112,741,283
20132,741,481
20152,748,231
20172,747,292

Proportion of pre-clear threatened amphibians habitat by bioregion

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RegionPre-clear
Brigalow Belt69,803
Channel Country0
Central Queensland Coast160,408
Cape York Peninsula212,772
Desert Uplands0
Gulf Plains0
Einasleigh Uplands38,968
Mitchell Grass Downs0
Mulga Lands0
New England Tableland6,524
Northwest Highlands0
Southeast Queensland1,925,247
Wet Tropics1,452,924

Trend in threatened invertebrates habitat

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19972,321,315
19992,294,713
20002,280,318
20012,278,377
20032,271,847
20052,266,330
20062,264,573
20072,261,645
20092,259,481
20112,258,219
20132,256,201
20152,259,147
20172,255,050

Proportion of pre-clear threatened invertebrates habitat by bioregion

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RegionPre-clear
Brigalow Belt4,583,479
Channel Country0
Central Queensland Coast15,628
Cape York Peninsula227,194
Desert Uplands0
Gulf Plains5,720
Einasleigh Uplands0
Mitchell Grass Downs0
Mulga Lands0
New England Tableland68,784
Northwest Highlands0
Southeast Queensland1,007,864
Wet Tropics2,369

Area of pre-clear threatened fauna habitat and 2017 remnant habitat by species group in the Brigalow Belt

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Fauna GroupPre-clearRemnant
Birds24,938,81710,212,110
Mammals12,038,4756,650,005
Reptiles22,874,2949,780,991
Amphibians69,80364,877
Invertebrates4,583,4791,473,809

Proportion of pre-clear threatened fauna habitat that is remnant and non-remnant habitat in the Brigalow Belt, 2017

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Fauna GroupRemnantNon-remnant
Birds10,212,11014,726,707
Mammals6,650,0055,388,470
Reptiles9,780,99113,093,303
Amphibians64,8774,926
Invertebrates1,473,8093,109,670

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Trend in threatened birds habitat in the Brigalow Belt

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YearHabitat (hectares)
199711,056,767
199910,734,795
200010,589,932
200110,543,313
200310,459,385
200510,389,968
200610,359,641
200710,335,228
200910,317,733
201110,306,404
201310,282,278
201510,253,281
201710,212,110

Trend in threatened mammals habitat in the Brigalow Belt

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19977,097,009
19996,955,244
20006,876,101
20016,854,832
20036,787,462
20056,739,145
20066,722,715
20076,709,038
20096,701,701
20116,697,386
20136,688,783
20156,674,240
20176,650,005

Trend in threatened reptiles habitat in the Brigalow Belt

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YearHabitat (hectares)
199710,783,050
199910,441,413
200010,235,542
200110,178,894
200310,044,065
20059,950,808
20069,918,580
20079,892,386
20099,875,815
20119,865,745
20139,849,586
20159,817,040
20179,780,991

Trend in threatened amphibians habitat in the Brigalow Belt

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YearHabitat (hectares)
199765,012
199964,971
200064,926
200164,926
200364,911
200564,911
200664,911
200764,911
200964,911
201164,911
201364,911
201564,908
201764,877

Trend in threatened invertebrates habitat in the Brigalow Belt

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19971,534,948
19991,510,628
20001,497,591
20011,496,224
20031,491,543
20051,487,349
20061,486,165
20071,483,809
20091,482,618
20111,481,859
20131,480,316
20151,477,330
20171,473,809

Area of pre-clear threatened fauna habitat and 2017 remnant habitat by species group in the Channel Country

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Fauna GroupPre-clearRemnant
Birds15,734,46815,717,775
Mammals7,176,1887,174,379
Reptiles14,96114,613
Amphibians00
Invertebrates00

Proportion of pre-clear threatened fauna habitat that is remnant and non-remnant habitat in the Channel Country, 2017

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Fauna GroupRemnantNon-remnant
Birds15,717,77516,693
Mammals7,174,3791,809
Reptiles14,613348
Amphibians00
Invertebrates00

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Trend in threatened birds habitat in the Channel Country

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YearHabitat (hectares)
199715,724,606
199915,724,606
200015,726,894
200115,726,857
200315,724,509
200515,723,702
200615,721,772
200715,719,778
200915,719,048
201115,718,875
201315,718,252
201515,717,965
201715,717,775

Trend in threatened mammals habitat in the Channel Country

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19977,174,801
19997,174,801
20007,174,801
20017,174,874
20037,174,863
20057,174,795
20067,174,650
20077,174,645
20097,174,508
20117,174,394
20137,174,387
20157,174,380
20177,174,379

Trend in threatened reptiles habitat in the Channel Country

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YearHabitat (hectares)
199714,771
199914,771
200014,771
200114,771
200314,764
200514,762
200614,757
200714,757
200914,757
201114,757
201314,757
201514,757
201714,613

Trend in threatened amphibians habitat in the Channel Country

YearHabitat (hectares)
19970
19990
20000
20010
20030
20050
20060
20070
20090
20110
20130
20150
20170

Trend in threatened invertebrates habitat in the Channel Country

YearHabitat (hectares)
19970
19990
20000
20010
20030
20050
20060
20070
20090
20110
20130
20150
20170

Area of pre-clear threatened fauna habitat and 2017 remnant habitat by species group in the Central Queensland Coast

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Fauna GroupPre-clearRemnant
Birds1,139,871722,482
Mammals861,609709,084
Reptiles1,421,575980,618
Amphibians160,408148,149
Invertebrates15,62810,798

Proportion of pre-clear threatened fauna habitat that is remnant and non-remnant habitat in the Central Queensland Coast, 2017

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Fauna GroupRemnantNon-remnant
Birds722,482417,389
Mammals709,084152,525
Reptiles980,618440,957
Amphibians148,14912,259
Invertebrates10,7984,830

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Trend in threatened birds habitat in the Central Queensland Coast

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YearHabitat (hectares)
1997739,468
1999735,819
2000732,258
2001731,010
2003729,597
2005727,702
2006726,771
2007725,912
2009724,967
2011724,809
2013724,122
2015723,301
2017722,482

Trend in threatened mammals habitat in the Central Queensland Coast

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YearHabitat (hectares)
1997718,861
1999717,175
2000715,597
2001714,993
2003714,319
2005713,146
2006712,295
2007711,932
2009711,442
2011711,346
2013711,084
2015710,280
2017709,084

Trend in threatened reptiles habitat in the Central Queensland Coast

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19971,001,137
1999996,907
2000992,997
2001991,519
2003989,901
2005987,642
2006986,454
2007985,498
2009984,440
2011984,221
2013983,455
2015982,308
2017980,618

Trend in threatened amphibians habitat in the Central Queensland Coast

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YearHabitat (hectares)
1997148,745
1999148,693
2000148,562
2001148,447
2003148,400
2005148,244
2006148,223
2007148,223
2009148,169
2011148,152
2013148,152
2015148,176
2017148,149

Trend in threatened invertebrates habitat in the Central Queensland Coast

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YearHabitat (hectares)
199711,211
199910,941
200010,862
200110,852
200310,825
200510,823
200610,819
200710,818
200910,818
201110,818
201310,798
201510,798
201710,798

Area of pre-clear threatened fauna habitat and 2017 remnant habitat by species group in the Cape York Peninsula

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Fauna GroupPre-clearRemnant
Birds6,942,3766,874,314
Mammals2,508,4122,486,787
Reptiles1,961,5741,942,338
Amphibians212,772212,019
Invertebrates227,194226,784

Proportion of pre-clear threatened fauna habitat that is remnant and non-remnant habitat in the Cape York Peninsula, 2017

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Fauna GroupRemnantNon-remnant
Birds6,874,31468,062
Mammals2,486,78721,625
Reptiles1,942,33819,236
Amphibians212,019753
Invertebrates226,784410

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Trend in threatened birds habitat in the Cape York Peninsula

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19976,897,899
19996,896,351
20006,894,253
20016,893,330
20036,892,767
20056,891,166
20066,889,986
20076,888,067
20096,885,156
20116,883,338
20136,880,673
20156,878,191
20176,874,314

Trend in threatened mammals habitat in the Cape York Peninsula

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19972,489,461
19992,489,149
20002,488,664
20012,488,584
20032,488,206
20052,487,765
20062,487,634
20072,487,531
20092,487,417
20112,487,286
20132,487,175
20152,486,960
20172,486,787

Trend in threatened reptiles habitat in the Cape York Peninsula

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19971,944,303
19991,944,072
20001,943,687
20011,943,611
20031,943,270
20051,942,935
20061,942,856
20071,942,803
20091,942,741
20111,942,642
20131,942,551
20151,942,401
20171,942,338

Trend in threatened amphibians habitat in the Cape York Peninsula

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YearHabitat (hectares)
1997212,108
1999212,092
2000212,070
2001212,069
2003212,044
2005212,040
2006212,036
2007212,031
2009212,029
2011212,026
2013212,019
2015212,019
2017212,019

Trend in threatened invertebrates habitat in the Cape York Peninsula

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YearHabitat (hectares)
1997226,870
1999226,857
2000226,857
2001226,847
2003226,845
2005226,839
2006226,825
2007226,822
2009226,808
2011226,802
2013226,798
2015226,798
2017226,784

Area of pre-clear threatened fauna habitat and 2017 remnant habitat by species group in the Desert Uplands

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Fauna GroupPre-clearRemnant
Birds2,874,5082,439,545
Mammals592,594403,824
Reptiles741,759623,070
Amphibians00
Invertebrates00

Proportion of pre-clear threatened fauna habitat that is remnant and non-remnant habitat in the Desert Uplands, 2017

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Fauna GroupRemnantNon-remnant
Birds2,439,545434,963
Mammals403,824188,770
Reptiles623,070118,689
Amphibians00
Invertebrates00

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Trend in threatened birds habitat in the Desert Uplands

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19972,594,795
19992,570,215
20002,544,817
20012,520,134
20032,481,346
20052,469,857
20062,450,862
20072,450,688
20092,449,784
20112,449,208
20132,447,344
20152,444,500
20172,439,545

Trend in threatened mammals habitat in the Desert Uplands

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YearHabitat (hectares)
1997465,363
1999453,387
2000444,627
2001439,806
2003420,798
2005417,008
2006411,529
2007410,413
2009410,369
2011410,016
2013408,960
2015406,010
2017403,824

Trend in threatened reptiles habitat in the Desert Uplands

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YearHabitat (hectares)
1997656,018
1999651,755
2000647,143
2001639,049
2003632,452
2005630,740
2006624,969
2007624,909
2009624,686
2011624,558
2013624,103
2015623,593
2017623,070

Trend in threatened amphibians habitat in the Desert Uplands

YearHabitat (hectares)
19970
19990
20000
20010
20030
20050
20060
20070
20090
20110
20130
20150
20170

Trend in threatened invertebrates habitat in the Desert Uplands

YearHabitat (hectares)
19970
19990
20000
20010
20030
20050
20060
20070
20090
20110
20130
20150
20170

Area of pre-clear threatened fauna habitat and 2017 remnant habitat by species group in the Gulf Plains

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Fauna GroupPre-clearRemnant
Birds4,254,9024,177,867
Mammals1,493,1731,459,529
Reptiles709,044704,208
Amphibians00
Invertebrates5,7205,720

Proportion of pre-clear threatened fauna habitat that is remnant and non-remnant habitat in the Gulf Plains, 2017

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Fauna GroupRemnantNon-remnant
Birds4,177,86777,035
Mammals1,459,52933,644
Reptiles704,2084,836
Amphibians00
Invertebrates5,7200

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Trend in threatened birds habitat in the Gulf Plains

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19974,209,707
19994,206,457
20004,205,505
20014,205,057
20034,202,840
20054,195,293
20064,194,234
20074,193,883
20094,193,321
20114,193,321
20134,192,504
20154,189,934
20174,177,867

Trend in threatened mammals habitat in the Gulf Plains

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19971,473,634
19991,472,283
20001,470,549
20011,468,069
20031,466,454
20051,464,920
20061,464,920
20071,464,878
20091,464,617
20111,464,617
20131,464,036
20151,463,938
20171,459,529

Trend in threatened reptiles habitat in the Gulf Plains

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YearHabitat (hectares)
1997707,800
1999707,705
2000707,705
2001705,236
2003705,159
2005704,237
2006704,237
2007704,258
2009704,226
2011704,226
2013704,209
2015704,209
2017704,208

Trend in threatened amphibians habitat in the Gulf Plains

YearHabitat (hectares)
19970
19990
20000
20010
20030
20050
20060
20070
20090
20110
20130
20150
20170

Trend in threatened invertebrates habitat in the Gulf Plains

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19975,720
19995,720
20005,720
20015,720
20035,720
20055,720
20065,720
20075,720
20095,720
20115,720
20135,720
20155,720
20175,720

Area of pre-clear threatened fauna habitat and 2017 remnant habitat by species group in the Einasleigh Uplands

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Fauna GroupPre-clearRemnant
Birds6,148,8575,934,478
Mammals1,825,8871,788,144
Reptiles2,963,3752,834,055
Amphibians38,96837,824
Invertebrates00

Proportion of pre-clear threatened fauna habitat that is remnant and non-remnant habitat in the Einasleigh Uplands, 2017

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Fauna GroupRemnantNon-remnant
Birds5,934,478214,379
Mammals1,788,14437,743
Reptiles2,834,055129,320
Amphibians37,8241,144
Invertebrates00

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Trend in threatened birds habitat in the Einasleigh Uplands

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19975,962,049
19995,957,734
20005,954,436
20015,952,522
20035,951,018
20055,947,398
20065,944,058
20075,942,477
20095,941,646
20115,941,416
20135,940,895
20155,939,646
20175,934,478

Trend in threatened mammals habitat in the Einasleigh Uplands

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19971,797,024
19991,796,079
20001,794,830
20011,794,618
20031,794,301
20051,792,552
20061,789,895
20071,789,799
20091,789,531
20111,789,531
20131,789,374
20151,789,105
20171,788,144

Trend in threatened reptiles habitat in the Einasleigh Uplands

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19972,850,723
19992,848,586
20002,846,804
20012,845,311
20032,844,643
20052,842,255
20062,840,131
20072,838,946
20092,838,598
20112,838,397
20132,838,138
20152,837,715
20172,834,055

Trend in threatened amphibians habitat in the Einasleigh Uplands

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YearHabitat (hectares)
199737,961
199937,942
200037,855
200137,855
200337,853
200537,848
200637,847
200737,844
200937,841
201137,837
201337,837
201537,824
201737,824

Trend in threatened invertebrates habitat in the Einasleigh Uplands

YearHabitat (hectares)
19970
19990
20000
20010
20030
20050
20060
20070
20090
20110
20130
20150
20170

Area of pre-clear threatened fauna habitat and 2017 remnant habitat by species group in the Mitchell Grass Downs

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Fauna GroupPre-clearRemnant
Birds8,460,6368,231,329
Mammals6,771,2116,624,016
Reptiles90,69043,121
Amphibians00
Invertebrates00

Proportion of pre-clear threatened fauna habitat that is remnant and non-remnant habitat in the Mitchell Grass Downs, 2017

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Fauna GroupRemnantNon-remnant
Birds8,231,329229,307
Mammals6,624,016147,195
Reptiles43,12147,569
Amphibians00
Invertebrates00

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Trend in threatened birds habitat in the Mitchell Grass Downs

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19978,271,771
19998,265,855
20008,254,889
20018,253,730
20038,249,222
20058,244,112
20068,243,291
20078,242,247
20098,241,342
20118,240,212
20138,238,944
20158,235,402
20178,231,329

Trend in threatened mammals habitat in the Mitchell Grass Downs

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19976,651,034
19996,647,726
20006,644,644
20016,642,897
20036,640,016
20056,636,419
20066,635,476
20076,635,274
20096,634,083
20116,633,020
20136,631,855
20156,628,460
20176,624,016

Trend in threatened reptiles habitat in the Mitchell Grass Downs

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YearHabitat (hectares)
199758,100
199953,278
200046,922
200145,704
200344,677
200544,263
200643,836
200743,676
200943,639
201143,591
201343,559
201543,509
201743,121

Trend in threatened amphibians habitat in the Mitchell Grass Downs

YearHabitat (hectares)
19970
19990
20000
20010
20030
20050
20060
20070
20090
20110
20130
20150
20170

Trend in threatened invertebrates habitat in the Mitchell Grass Downs

YearHabitat (hectares)
19970
19990
20000
20010
20030
20050
20060
20070
20090
20110
20130
20150
20170

Area of pre-clear threatened fauna habitat and 2017 remnant habitat by species group in the Mulga Lands

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Fauna GroupPre-clearRemnant
Birds10,020,1417,542,254
Mammals1,508,5321,224,308
Reptiles4,788,5311,943,039
Amphibians00
Invertebrates00

Proportion of pre-clear threatened fauna habitat that is remnant and non-remnant habitat in the Mulga Lands, 2017

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Fauna GroupRemnantNon-remnant
Birds7,542,2542,477,887
Mammals1,224,308284,224
Reptiles1,943,0392,845,492
Amphibians00
Invertebrates00

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Trend in threatened birds habitat in the Mulga Lands

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19978,309,048
19998,224,728
20008,139,227
20018,104,191
20037,856,472
20057,753,362
20067,666,043
20077,642,510
20097,623,193
20117,619,104
20137,605,885
20157,573,177
20177,542,254

Trend in threatened mammals habitat in the Mulga Lands

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19971,299,651
19991,283,865
20001,277,843
20011,276,317
20031,263,267
20051,250,357
20061,238,162
20071,235,682
20091,232,850
20111,231,715
20131,230,828
20151,226,990
20171,224,308

Trend in threatened reptiles habitat in the Mulga Lands

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19972,769,706
19992,651,193
20002,517,483
20012,472,560
20032,280,725
20052,144,981
20062,050,999
20072,031,856
20092,010,996
20112,004,832
20131,991,674
20151,961,922
20171,943,039

Trend in threatened amphibians habitat in the Mulga Lands

YearHabitat (hectares)
19970
19990
20000
20010
20030
20050
20060
20070
20090
20110
20130
20150
20170

Trend in threatened invertebrates habitat in the Mulga Lands

YearHabitat (hectares)
19970
19990
20000
20010
20030
20050
20060
20070
20090
20110
20130
20150
20170

Area of pre-clear threatened fauna habitat and 2017 remnant habitat by species group in the New England Tableland

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Fauna GroupPre-clearRemnant
Birds770,845276,786
Mammals771,066278,678
Reptiles645,744223,987
Amphibians6,5244,479
Invertebrates68,78427,646

Proportion of pre-clear threatened fauna habitat that is remnant and non-remnant habitat in the New England Tableland, 2017

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Fauna GroupRemnantNon-remnant
Birds276,786494,059
Mammals278,678492,388
Reptiles223,987421,757
Amphibians4,4792,045
Invertebrates27,64641,138

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Trend in threatened birds habitat in the New England Tableland

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YearHabitat (hectares)
1997288,334
1999284,034
2000282,076
2001281,806
2003280,825
2005280,246
2006280,075
2007279,824
2009279,315
2011279,192
2013278,426
2015277,574
2017276,786

Trend in threatened mammals habitat in the New England Tableland

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YearHabitat (hectares)
1997290,228
1999285,929
2000283,971
2001283,701
2003282,719
2005282,140
2006281,970
2007281,719
2009281,210
2011281,087
2013280,318
2015279,465
2017278,678

Trend in threatened reptiles habitat in the New England Tableland

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YearHabitat (hectares)
1997233,464
1999230,019
2000228,451
2001228,228
2003227,477
2005226,957
2006226,814
2007226,617
2009226,158
2011226,036
2013225,306
2015224,645
2017223,987

Trend in threatened amphibians habitat in the New England Tableland

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19974,513
19994,512
20004,507
20014,505
20034,501
20054,484
20064,482
20074,481
20094,481
20114,481
20134,481
20154,481
20174,479

Trend in threatened invertebrates habitat in the New England Tableland

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YearHabitat (hectares)
199728,723
199928,274
200028,222
200128,207
200328,130
200527,982
200627,968
200727,912
200927,844
201127,831
201327,823
201527,776
201727,646

Area of pre-clear threatened fauna habitat and 2017 remnant habitat by species group in the Northwest Highlands

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Fauna GroupPre-clearRemnant
Birds5,395,7585,372,969
Mammals4,138,2944,120,687
Reptiles344344
Amphibians00
Invertebrates00

Proportion of pre-clear threatened fauna habitat that is remnant and non-remnant habitat in the Northwest Highlands, 2017

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Fauna GroupRemnantNon-remnant
Birds5,372,96922,789
Mammals4,120,68717,607
Reptiles3440
Amphibians00
Invertebrates00

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Trend in threatened birds habitat in the Northwest Highlands

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19975,380,803
19995,379,355
20005,378,722
20015,378,285
20035,377,621
20055,377,177
20065,377,091
20075,376,842
20095,375,542
20115,375,430
20135,374,447
20155,373,472
20175,372,969

Trend in threatened mammals habitat in the Northwest Highlands

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19974,127,153
19994,126,018
20004,124,932
20014,124,920
20034,124,390
20054,124,074
20064,123,929
20074,123,773
20094,122,878
20114,122,799
20134,121,853
20154,120,981
20174,120,687

Trend in threatened reptiles habitat in the Northwest Highlands

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YearHabitat (hectares)
1997344
1999344
2000344
2001344
2003344
2005344
2006344
2007344
2009344
2011344
2013344
2015344
2017344

Trend in threatened amphibians habitat in the Northwest Highlands

YearHabitat (hectares)
19970
19990
20000
20010
20030
20050
20060
20070
20090
20110
20130
20150
20170

Trend in threatened invertebrates habitat in the Northwest Highlands

YearHabitat (hectares)
19970
19990
20000
20010
20030
20050
20060
20070
20090
20110
20130
20150
20170

Area of pre-clear threatened fauna habitat and 2017 remnant habitat by species group in the Southeast Queensland

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Fauna GroupPre-clearRemnant
Birds5,834,9132,572,600
Mammals5,285,4552,379,476
Reptiles5,685,9302,564,941
Amphibians1,925,2471,056,708
Invertebrates1,007,864508,808

Proportion of pre-clear threatened fauna habitat that is remnant and non-remnant habitat in the Southeast Queensland, 2017

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Fauna GroupRemnantNon-remnant
Birds2,572,6003,262,313
Mammals2,379,4762,905,979
Reptiles2,564,9413,120,989
Amphibians1,056,708868,539
Invertebrates508,808499,056

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Trend in threatened birds habitat in the Southeast Queensland

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19972,633,827
19992,619,359
20002,608,785
20012,605,310
20032,597,553
20052,590,566
20062,586,753
20072,581,166
20092,576,417
20112,572,817
20132,571,160
20152,575,576
20172,572,600

Trend in threatened mammals habitat in the Southeast Queensland

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19972,433,916
19992,420,853
20002,410,995
20012,407,742
20032,400,983
20052,394,473
20062,390,884
20072,386,292
20092,381,913
20112,378,887
20132,377,779
20152,382,310
20172,379,476

Trend in threatened reptiles habitat in the Southeast Queensland

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19972,622,135
19992,608,198
20002,597,750
20012,594,421
20032,587,128
20052,580,389
20062,576,952
20072,571,826
20092,567,220
20112,563,991
20132,563,240
20152,567,840
20172,564,941

Trend in threatened amphibians habitat in the Southeast Queensland

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19971,064,118
19991,061,513
20001,059,848
20011,058,833
20031,056,131
20051,054,198
20061,053,409
20071,052,488
20091,051,065
20111,050,225
20131,050,506
20151,057,465
20171,056,708

Trend in threatened invertebrates habitat in the Southeast Queensland

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YearHabitat (hectares)
1997512,358
1999510,815
2000509,581
2001509,047
2003507,305
2005506,140
2006505,591
2007505,080
2009504,195
2011503,704
2013503,266
2015509,239
2017508,808

Area of pre-clear threatened fauna habitat and 2017 remnant habitat by species group in the Wet Tropics

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Fauna GroupPre-clearRemnant
Birds1,820,9111,357,795
Mammals1,538,6181,240,686
Reptiles1,698,8671,357,662
Amphibians1,452,9241,223,235
Invertebrates2,3691,485

Proportion of pre-clear threatened fauna habitat that is remnant and non-remnant habitat in the Wet Tropics, 2017

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Fauna GroupRemnantNon-remnant
Birds1,357,795463,116
Mammals1,240,686297,932
Reptiles1,357,662341,205
Amphibians1,223,235229,689
Invertebrates1,485884

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Trend in threatened birds habitat in the Wet Tropics

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19971,364,921
19991,362,899
20001,361,963
20011,361,441
20031,360,843
20051,360,219
20061,359,792
20071,359,149
20091,358,969
20111,358,706
20131,358,462
20151,357,995
20171,357,795

Trend in threatened mammals habitat in the Wet Tropics

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19971,246,392
19991,244,625
20001,243,869
20011,243,479
20031,242,990
20051,242,544
20061,242,301
20071,241,872
20091,241,710
20111,241,515
20131,241,285
20151,240,862
20171,240,686

Trend in threatened reptiles habitat in the Wet Tropics

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19971,363,744
19991,362,113
20001,361,311
20011,360,926
20031,360,408
20051,359,927
20061,359,525
20071,358,918
20091,358,746
20111,358,497
20131,358,260
20151,357,839
20171,357,662

Trend in threatened amphibians habitat in the Wet Tropics

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19971,225,998
19991,225,387
20001,225,024
20011,224,778
20031,224,520
20051,224,209
20061,224,062
20071,223,874
20091,223,768
20111,223,651
20131,223,538
20151,223,358
20171,223,235

Trend in threatened invertebrates habitat in the Wet Tropics

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YearHabitat (hectares)
19971,485
19991,485
20001,485
20011,485
20031,485
20051,485
20061,485
20071,485
20091,485
20111,485
20131,485
20151,485
20171,485

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Hectares of threatened terrestrial fauna habitat predicted to have occurred across Queensland and per bioregion prior to land clearing and remaining as remnant vegetation between 1997 and 2017. Potential habitat has been created using both MAXENT which uses recent species presence records combined with 7 environmental layers (annual mean temperature, temperature seasonality, annual precipitation, mean moisture index of the lowest quarter moisture index, pre-clearing broad vegetation group, land zone and terrain ruggedness) and buffered species records. Habitat is refined using Regional Ecosystems mapping (version 11, 2019).